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This Thursday at Parlour 153, New York, NY

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Celebrating Taino culture during Indigenous Peoples Month!

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Month! Watch and share our Award Winning Documentary “We are still here, the Taino lives!” We also have affordable workbook on Taino culture for educators. Contact us at ErmeArt@gmail.com for school viewings with workbooks.

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Voces Ancestrales!


Mañana, 20 de noviembre a las 6pm Hora del Este, 7pm Hora de Puerto Rico Seré un invitado en “Voces Ancestrales” sobre la cultura y nuestro documental “¡Todavía estamos aquí, el Taino vive!” 

Enlaces/Links: VOCES ANCESTRALES

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Tomorrow, November 20th at 6pm Eastern time, 7pm Puerto Rico Time I will be a guest on “Voces Ancestrales” discussing culture, and our documentary “We are still here, the Taino Lives!”

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Mother Nature After Maria

“Mother Nature after Maria”

28″x 22″ Oil, Krylon, and ink on canvas.

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Watch “We Are Still Here, The Taino Lives!”

Build up your knowledge and invite us to your school for a presentation during Indigenous peoples month!

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“We Are Still Here, The Taino Lives!”

 

“We Are Still Here, The Taino Lives!” by Director Ermelinda Cortes, is an Educational Documentary fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

It encompasses a decade of research, including Mitochondrial DNA reports, and interviews with leading scholars from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, to the University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez.  The film examines and confirms the scientific, cultural, historical heritage, preservation and endowment of the diversified people of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. It addresses the vibrant evolution of the ancestral amalgam of the African, Spanish, and Taino, an indigenous people, previous believed to be extinct.

In “We Are Still Here, The Taino Lives!” Director Ermelinda Cortes brings you the Curator of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Dr. L. Antonio Curet to discuss the anthropological, ancestral wonder that is the Archaeological Project of Tibes, Puerto Rico.  With Geneticist, Dr. Juan C. Martinez Cruzado, of the University of Puerto Rico- Mayaguez, we get to impart the findings in his groundbreaking DNA study.  A study which includes the confirmation of Indigenous Taino MTDNA in present day Puerto Ricans.

Personal histories are shared by many, generous elders including the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues speaker, Tai Pelli, and Smithsonian NMAI Researcher, and Taino Elder from the Dominican Republic, Jorge Estevez, who work continuously on educating the public on the Taino Identity Beyond Columbus.

“We Are Still Here. The Taino Lives!” enlightens future generations by presenting new perspectives, narratives, and scientific research regarding the history of the people of the Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Strength, Love and support to all my beautiful people of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic! We will Rise!

Donate Now to help the beautiful people of Puerto Rico, who without their generous spirit, this film would not be possible. Donate at https://www.redcross.org/donate/1017c

Enjoy the Film!

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The Quilted Railroad

Filming our new documentary.

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“For the Love of Cosplay!”

Working on the postproduction for my second film, a short documentary ©”For the Love of Cosplay!” Ermelinda Cortes 2016

Thank you to all the incredible, beautiful cosplayers who gave me interviews. 

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We won another award!

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Our Documentary “We are still here, the Taino Lives!” won an Excellence Award at the Rincón International Film Festival!
To see more details view the New York Foundation for the Arts page .

https://www.nyfa.org/ArtistDirectory/ShowProject/2e79f45d-bcee-4f89-a9be-5aa8e0e9df1e